Zenari, Mario
Order in College: Cardinal Deacon
With Title: Santa Maria delle Grazie alle Fornaci fuori Porta Cavalleggeri
Native Country: Italy
Appointed by: Francis on 19 November 2016
Ecclesiastical Office:  Apostolic Nuncio to Syria 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 5 January 2026

Cardinal Mario Zenari, born 5 January 1946 in Rosegaferro di Villafranca, Italy, was ordained priest on 5 July 1970. Entered Holy See's diplomatic service in 1980 and served in Pontifical Representations in Senegal, Liberia, Colombia, Germany and Romania. On 7 February 1994, he was appointed counsellor of the Nunciature. On 12 July 1999, Pope John Paul II appointed him Apostolic Nuncio in Côte d'Ivoire and in Niger, as Archbishop with titular See of Zuglio, and on 24 July appointed him Apostolic Nuncio in Burkina Faso. He received episcopal ordination 25 September 1999. 10 May 2004, he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio in Sri Lanka and then Apostolic Nuncio in Syria, by Pope Benedict XVI on 30 December 2008.